Magical Kenya Open is a great way to start the season, says Georgia Oboh | The Guardian Nigeria News

The Nigerian is 32nd as Henseleit retains his title
Nigeria’s brightest light in international golf, Georgia Oboh, has described the just-concluded Magical Kenya Ladies Open as a great way to open the season, saying it gave her a taste of what’s next. wait in the circuit.

Oboh, who finished in 32nd place after four days of action at the Baobab course at Vipingo Ridge, County Kilifi, opening the season in Africa showed she is not far off fighting for the titles .

She said it has helped her set her goals for what she wants on the course and produce better results.

Oboh added: “The tie for 32nd is a decent start to the start of the season. I’m able to put a few pints on the board first… I was able to apply what I drilled into my game at the last season and so, I’m happy that I was able to grow and develop more in a short time. .

“I’m looking forward to the next event after a short break.”

Defending champion Esther Henseleit returned to Vipingo Ridge to retain her crown, albeit in difficult fashion.

Sweden’s Linnea Ström was in the lead after the first round when she shot a 68 (-4) with France’s Emma Greci in second and Welsh’s Amy Boulden in third.

Day two saw four players go under par and Scotland’s Michele Thomson produced the round of the day by carding a bogey-free 66 (-6).

Ström remained top of the standings after posting a 73 (+1) while Spain’s Nurria Iturrioz was second with four players including Thomson in third place.

Heading into the weekend with Saturday as the traditional ‘moving day’, the defending champion moved up the rankings after shooting a 69 (-3).

The German was tied for third alongside compatriot Sophie Hausmann with Ström still in the lead and Spaniard Luna Sobron in second.

In 2019, Henseleit shot a final day 64 (-8) to win the competition, but it wasn’t that simple this time around.

After a bogey on the first, the 23-year-old regained her form with four birdies from the front nine to see her tied with Ström at the top of the standings.

Another birdie on the 11th put Henseleit in pole position, but it wasn’t all easy down the stretch.

A bogey on the 13th saw her lead shrink and then the German found water on the 17th, where she made an excellent back and forth to come away with a bogey.

Coming down last, the 2019 LET Order of Merit winner knew she had to make a par as she had a one-stroke lead over Spain’s Marta Sanz Barrio, who was already in the clubhouse.

Henseleit’s shot into the green went long and she left herself a long way to come away with par, but the German duly managed to defend her title at the Magical Kenya Ladies Open.

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